CRN Channel News

  • Sun Microsystems Opens RFID Tag Plant
    Sun Microsystems is opening a Dallas-area facility on Wednesday to test radio tags for tracking consumer products and improving inventory control in stores.
  • Coming soon: advanced connectivity, wireless, migration tools

    Gates Promises Longhorn Beta In 2005 Despite Security Concerns
    Microsoft has recommitted to releasing Longhorn, its next-generation Windows client and server, into beta testing in 2005 even though its chairman acknowledged that security concerns threaten his dream of enabling seamless connectivity and Web services.
  • WebSphere Studio, Rational updates to be released simultaneously

    IBM's Tool-Timing Plan
    IBM this week plans to unveil simultaneous updates to its WebSphere Studio toolset and the IBM Rational Suite of developer tools,a move in line with IBM's strategy to merge its myriad developer offerings into a unified platform.
  • Channel-Only ASP Entellium Officially Launches CRM Service
    CRM solution providers that want a piece of the attention focused on but are worried about building a business on onetime referral fees now have a new hosted CRM service to consider. Officially launching its U.S. operations on Tuesday, Malaysia-based Entellium will sell its software-as-service only through the channel.
  • VARBusiness 500 Sneak Preview
    This is the Big Issue dedicated to the Big Ones. This year's VARBusiness 500 coverage dissects the industry's largest solution providers in a number of exciting ways. We also have the richest data set VARBusiness has ever collected on these organizations.
  • Interim CA CEO Cron To Channel: We’re Committed To You
    Ken Cron, interim CEO of Computer Associates International, said this week in an open letter to channel partners that the internal audit just completed by CA's board of directors did in fact reveal wrongdoing in regard to the company's previous accounting practices.
  • First new servers since acquiring eMachines

    Gateway Introduces New Entry-Level Servers For Channel
    Gateway this week is introducing its first new servers since it acquired eMachines in February, and is looking for the channel to help it combat low-price offerings from rivals such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
  • Microsoft adopting new reseller agreement, cutting partner fees

    MBS Partner Plans
    Microsoft Business Solutions partners who were worried about losing their hold on the company's ERP products can relax.
  • Joyce Replaces Elix At IBM Global Services
    IBM CFO John R. Joyce is in and Doug Elix is out as senior vice president and group executive of IBM Global Services, the largest integrator in North America. Elix has been named IBM senior vice president and group executive of sales and distribution. Both senior vice presidents will report to IBM chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano.
  • Siebel Systems Introduces New CEO, Mike Lawrie
    Mike Lawrie was the subject of two surprise announcements Monday. The first that he was leaving IBM as senior vice president and group executive, sales and distribution. The second was news that his new home would be Siebel Systems, San Mateo, Calif., where he officially becomes CEO Tuesday. Though relinquishing the CEO spot, Siebel founder Tom Siebel will retain his role as chairman.
  • IBM’s Lawrie Takes Helm At Siebel
    In a fit of executive shuffling not seen on this scale in some time, longtime IBM executive Mike Lawrie takes the reins as CEO of Siebel Systems, replacing founder Tom Siebel, whose stewardship of his namesake company literally put CRM software on the map.
  • Investment Banker Quattrone Convicted
    Frank Quattrone, a star investment banker during the Internet stock bubble, was convicted Monday of obstructing justice by sending a 22-word e-mail encouraging colleagues to destroy files.
  • Notification failure not related to Microsoft antitrust case, DOJ says

    DOJ Fines Gates $800,000 For Reportedly Violating Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
    Microsoft Chairman William H. Gates III has agreed to pay a fine of $800,000 for allegedly failing to disclose an investment in a Seattle area pharmaceutical company, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.